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Mary J Rebman Merrey
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1933
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 2001
Illinois, USA

Mary marrried Lewis Merrey in 1954. She is also known as Tillie Toiller and is quite famous for inspiring thousands of others to quit smoking. Mary watched several family members die from effects of smoking. She quit and shared her story on It was too late for Mary as she was also diagnosed with cancer. This fine lady shared her story , her difficult battle and how to die with dignity and grace she became an inspiration for so many. Every night, at quitnet a bonfire is lit in her honor and all members add their unsmoked cigarettes to the fire. She is survived by one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren, who have also shared their stories. Memorials or contributions may be sent to Cass/Schuylor area hospice.
tillie toiler 
Beardstown City Cemetery
Cass County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
Record added: Nov 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9952712
Mary J <i>Rebman</i> Merrey
Added by: Molly Miller-Rice
Mary J <i>Rebman</i> Merrey
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you are missed and remembered today
- Leanne Keefer Bechdel
 Added: Nov. 18, 2010
thank you Dear Lady for helping so many to quit..
 Added: Jun. 30, 2010
Thank you. Thank you for all you've done for us. There are days when the bonfire is the only thing that saves me from a relapse. You are dearly missed, and not a day goes by when we don't think of you.
- Stephanie Rawlings
 Added: Nov. 10, 2009
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